This is an announcement from the Association of Transgender People in the Philippines.
In 2014, the Association of Transgender People in the Philippines (ATP) led the Philippines' celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) with a groundbreaking event called "TransSantacruzan."
It was the very first march in the country where over 80 equally beautiful trans beauty queens paraded on the streets of Quezon City to dramatize their campaign for freedom of expression.
Today, May 17, Gender Proud and ATP, along with the Arcus Foundation and Human Rights Campaign (HRC) together with our partner organizations TG Colors, Bisdak Pride, HAPI, Rainbow Rights-Cebu, Moovz LGBT Social Network and Transmen for Equality and Awareness Movement (TEAM) including individual allies, stand up against transphobia and homophobia.
We stand in solidarity with the whole world as we celebrate the IDAHOT on May 17, 2015.
We find it fitting and proper to collectively call for action to affirmatively respond to cases of hate crimes and gender-based violence especially against trans individuals in the Philippines.
This also includes incidents in places around the world where gender non-conforming people don't have free and secure space to thrive and be who they are.
To all those LGBTs who suffer discrimination and violence, we would lke you to know that we share your struggle and we stand alongside with you! STOP TRANSPHOBIA AND HOMOPHOBIA NOW! - Rappler.com